10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Kittila
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, see Santa Claus Office, then get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the views from Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kittila.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Museums
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Kittila

Kittila ©
Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Snow Village, explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, then don't miss a visit to LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Samiland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kittila travel site .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kittila in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Kittila sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kittila

Parks Winter Sports Trails

Side Trips

Levi, Samiland
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Ice Karting Levi ©
Ice Karting Levi
Snow Village ©
Snow Village

5
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Kittila to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kittila in December, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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